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περι-στρέφω ,
A.whirl round, of one preparing to throw, “ἔρριψεν . . χειρὶ περιστρέψαςIl.19.131 ; “τόν ῥα περιστρέψας ἧκεOd.8.189 ; turn round, “π. τὸν τράχηλον εἰς τοὐπίσωArist.HA504a16 ; “θέαμα πρὸς αὐγήνGal.UP17.1 ; π. ἵππον wheel it round, Plu.Marc.6 ; “ ἥλιος κύκλον ἄγει καὶ π. περὶ τὴν σελήνηνId.2.931a :—Pass., to be turned or turn round, spin round, Pl. Cra.411b ; περιστρεφόμενος . . φαμὰ ἐπεσκοπεῖτο turning round, Id.Ly. 207a ; of the heavens, complete a rotation, Arist.Cael.273a2 : metaph., π. εἰς τἀληθῆ turn towards them, Pl.R.519b ; κινδυνεύει εἰς τοὺς πολιτικοὺς περιεστράφθαι τὸ ῥῆμα to be fixed on . . , Id.Plt.303c ; οὐ -στραφήσεται κλῆρος shall not be removed from tribe to tribe, LXXNu.36.9.
2. π. τὼ χεῖρε tie his hands behind him, Lys.1.27 :—Pass., to be twisted, of an intestine, Gal.8.388.
3. attract a person's attention, “π. τὸν θεατήνLib.Or.11.236 ; convert a person, Cat.Cod.Astr.2.180.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 8.189
    • Lysias, On the Murder of Eratosthenes, 27
    • Plato, Republic, 519b
    • Plato, Cratylus, 411b
    • Plato, Statesman, 303c
    • Plato, Lysis, 207a
    • Homer, Iliad, 19.131
    • Old Testament, Numbers, 36.9
    • Plutarch, Marcellus, 6
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